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La. shelves plans for computerized tests in spring

1 year 11 months 2 weeks ago October 31, 2014 Oct 31, 2014 Friday, October 31 2014 October 31, 2014 1:33 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's new Common Core-aligned standardized tests will be given entirely on paper this year, rather than on computers as had been planned for some students.

Education Superintendent John White announced the change Friday for the testing for students in third through eighth grades.

Some education leaders have said school districts aren't equipped to handle computerized tests and raised concerns that moving away from pens and paper could create chaos.

White said most schools are prepared for computerized testing. But he said the continued use of paper and pencil tests came after talking with education officials who had worries about the technology logistics.

He said teachers want to focus on the shifting content of the more rigorous tests, rather than on the distractions of learning technology to roll out new testing.

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